updated 9:43 AM UTC, Dec 29, 2017

On June 11, 2015 H.E. Mr.M.I.Petrakov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho hosted an annual reception on the occasion of the Day of Russia-the National Holiday of the Russian Federation. The Ambassador and the guest of honor, Deputy Director General of the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Afffairs Mr.K.Yerri, delivered brief welcome messages.

During the reception two Russian compatriots – war veterans residing in South Africa were awarded commemorative table medals «70th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945».

The reception was attended by prominent representatives of political, social, cultural and business communities of South Africa, foreign ambassadors and Russian compatriots.